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Tiger rein­tro­duc­tion suc­cess­ful in Panna Tiger Reserve, India

pub­lished 26 Decem­ber 2012 | mod­i­fied 26 Decem­ber 2012

Bengal tiger cubsIn addi­tion to the good news spread by the Wildlife Con­ser­va­tion Soci­ety (WCS) about tiger pop­u­la­tion size, the Tiger Rein­tro­duc­tion Project in Panna Tiger Reserve in India appears to be suc­cess­ful.

After run­ning the Tiger Rein­tro­duc­tion Project for three years in Panna, this area which car­ried no tigers any­more is now a model rein­tro­duc­ing tigers with a pop­u­la­tion of 18 big cats (includ­ing cubs and adolescents).

Panna is sit­u­ated in the state of Mad­hya Pradesh, some 500 kilo­me­tres south of New Delhi. This is a region known for its wild cats, deer, ante­lope, sloth bear, wolves, hyena, and a large num­ber of migra­tory bird species. The tiger reserve is spread over 576 km². At some point in the mid-​2000s, it became clear that, just as in Sariska Tiger Reserve, Panna had been com­pletely wiped out. Not even one tiger remained in the reserve.
(from Andrew Oplas’ blog on Global Tiger Ini­tia­tive, 10.08.2012)
(Source: The Times of India, 26.12.2012)
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